New H&F Council Cabinet Nominations Announced

Leader's picks to be considered at meeting later this month

Artist's impression of Hammersmith Town Hall on the new King Street Civic Campus
Artist's impression of Hammersmith Town Hall on the new King Street Civic Campus

The Leader of Hammersmith & Fulham, Cllr Stephen Cowan, has announced this Thursday (18 May) nominations for the new Mayor, Cabinet team and other roles following the local elections on 5 May.

These nominations will be considered at the Annual General Meeting of H&F Council on 25 May.

His picks include 5 men and 5 women with Ben Coleman replacing Sue Fennimore as Deputy Leader. Wesley Harcourt, Lisa Homan and Andrew Jones remain in the cabinet with new faces including Alex Sanderson, Rebecca Harvey, Bora Kwon Sharon Holder Frances Umeh and Rowan Ree.

Commenting on the appointments, Cllr Stephen Cowan said: “Our residents sent us here with a clear mandate to be on their side as we all face some of the biggest challenges in generations.

“Tackling the cost-of-living crisis, cracking down on crime, cleaning our filthy air, improving council homes, and bringing new career and start-up opportunities are just some of the priorities at the heart of our programme. I’m grateful to have been able to appoint a team of hard-working talented councillors into these positions.

“They will work with local people to make Hammersmith & Fulham a stronger, safer, kinder borough for everyone.”

22-year-old Emma Apthorp has been nominated as Mayor with Daryl Brown serving as her deputy.

The proposed new positions are as follows.


Top row L-R - Alex Sanderson, Rebecca Harvey, Stephen Cowan, Bora Kwon and Wesley Harcourt. Bottom row L-R - Sharon Holder, Ben Coleman, Frances Umeh, Rowan Ree and Andrew Jones



*Deputy Leader

Ben Coleman

Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion and Community Safety

Rebecca Harvey

Cabinet Member for Civic Renewal

Bora Kwon

Cabinet Member for Children & Education

Alex Sanderson

Cabinet Member for Climate Change & Ecology

Wesley Harcourt

Cabinet Member for the Economy

Andrew Jones

Cabinet Member for Housing and Homelessness

Frances Umeh

Cabinet Member for Finance & Reform

Rowan Ree

Cabinet Member for Public Realm

Sharon Holder

*The Deputy Leader will have responsibilities for Health and Social Care




Chief Whip

Max Schmid

Deputy Whip

Genevieve Nwaogbe

Deputy Whip

Patrick Walsh

Policy and Accountability Committees (PAC)



Chair of the Policy Unit and Oversight Board

Lisa Homan

Chair, Children and Education PAC

Helen Rowbottom

Chair, Health and Adult Social Care PAC

Natalia Perez

Chair, Social Inclusion and Community Safety PAC

Nikos Souslous

Chair, Climate Change and Ecology PAC

Nicole Trehy

Chair the Economy, the Arts, Sports and the Public Realm PAC

Rory Vaughan

Chair, Housing and Homelessness PAC

Jacolyn Daly



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May 20, 2022